Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a severe offense. It becomes even more serious when that action harms someone else. You have the right to an attorney if you have been accused of committing intoxication assault.
Getting experienced legal help can significantly affect your case’s outcome. A Celina intoxication assault lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg is prepared to help you with your case.
Understanding Intoxication Assault Charges
TX Penal Code § 49.07 describes intoxication assault to be when someone is driving in a public area while intoxicated. Because of their toxication, they accidentally cause serious bodily injury to another person. For example, let us say that you were driving on a public road while drunk and accidentally hit a pedestrian because you could not think and respond appropriately. As a result, the pedestrian experienced a spinal cord injury and became paralyzed from the waist down.
In this situation, you should be charged with intoxication assault. You can also be charged with intoxication assault in other situations. For example, you may be charged with intoxication assault if you were operating an aircraft or boat while intoxicated and your actions caused someone serious bodily injury.
Potential Penalties for a Conviction of Intoxication Assault
The consumption of alcohol can be enjoyable, but it is essential to stay safe. If you have been drinking, you should not drive or operate any motor vehicle. This way, you do not risk other people getting hurt if you lose control of the vehicle. In addition, drinking alcohol can slow your ability to react and drive safely, increasing your risk for collisions and being accused of intoxication assault.
Whenever a charge of intoxication assault comes up, it is necessary to understand the penalties that can result and how a lawyer may be able to help you.
Texas law classifies Intoxication assault as a third-degree felony. If the courts find you guilty of intoxication assault, you may spend two to ten years in prison. You might also have to pay a fine costing up to $10,000.
Sometimes, you may be able to get a reduced sentence depending on the facts surrounding your case. But the entire process extracts a toll and may still be difficult for you and your family. It can also take a while for your case to be resolved, making it difficult as you have to wait a substantial amount of time for the courts to clear you of the charges.
How Can an Intoxication Assault Lawyer Help Me?
Any person accused of any crime has the right to legal representation. So, if you have been charged with intoxication assault, you have the right to an attorney. An intoxication assault lawyer will understand the complex proceedings and laws that surround these types of cases and will be able to help you navigate these challenging circumstances. An attorney may be able to help you in several ways:
- Go over what happened in your case, including the actions taken by the police when you were arrested. They will review all the details to ensure that the evidence in your favor comes to light.
- May work to get charges dropped or your sentence reduced
- Offer advice on the best course of action to take in your case.
- Answer the questions about how your case is developing and their prediction of the outcome.
- Represent you at any hearings or trials
- Present the evidence to the court of your innocence if you plead not guilty
We can discuss in further detail how our firm can help you during your initial consultation.
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Defending Intoxication Assault Cases is One of Our Specialty Areas
The legal team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg prides itself in getting results for our clients and representing them in criminal cases. One of our specialty areas is intoxication assault.
Reducing the charges can lead to a lighter sentence. For example, we have been able to get probation for our clients in cases of intoxication assault. Other times, we have been able to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor instead of a felony.
While we cannot guarantee the exact outcome of your case, know that we have helped many others like you and will fight to get the best possible outcome for you.
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Help with your intoxication assault case begins with an honest and free conversation. At your initial consultation with the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, a Celina intoxication assault lawyer will review the facts of your case and determine how we can best assist you moving forward. It also allows you to understand your options and why our firm is qualified to help you with your case.
You can contact us today to get started. We are ready to get started on your intoxication assault case.